Name: Jackie Cohen
Company: Timeless Fine Jewelry
Title: Chief Marketing Officer
Instagram accounts: http://www.instagram.com/mystoryjewelry
About Me: I was a 40 something year old single gal living a great life in NYC, successful, and happy but unfulfilled in my personal life. I wanted a family. My long and expensive journey took me though two and a half years on an emotional roller coaster of infertility, which ultimately lead me to adoption. The moment I decided to adopt, it's life something shifted and a miracle happened. I got my gorgeous and healthy daughter in just 8 days! Being in the jewelry industry I wanted something special to commemorate Julia's birth, when I couldn't find a piece of sentimental jewelry that reflected my inner style, I created a simple skinny pave band with a baguette with her birthstone and inscribed her name and birth date on the inside..... Long story short.... MY STORY Fine Jewelry was born.
Now, I am a single mom, who runs my family business, Timeless Fine Jewelry with my brother. We manufacture everything in our 10,000 sq ft factory in the heart of Manhattans Diamond District.
Being a single mother and propelling our business into success keeps me very busy, but I devote my spare time to helping others through my work with HelpUsAdopt.org, an organization committed to providing financial support to families who have a desire to adopt.
What are your skills?: Marketing, Production Work
Other skills: Sales! I am in charge of the strategic accounts and managing relationships for Timeless Fine Jewelry. I learned a lot from my 12 year successful career on Wall Street. Relationships are everything. People want to do business with people they like and trust.
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Sponsorship, Mentorship, Mentoring
Other interests: I was an avid traveler and hiker before Julia and have every intention of showing julia the world! This summer we are going to Spain and Italy for three weeks. She loves traveling on an avion! (spanish for plane)
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I love the idea of women supporting women and networking to help each other in either their personal life and/or professional life. I also love being around strong, smart women who inspire me to be a better person. To grow professionally and achieve my goals and to hear how other successful women balance work, life, passion, travel, personal time (of which I have none) and stay in shape and look great!
What are your career goals?: Career has always been super important to me. Maybe somewhere in my heart I always knew I would be a single mama and I knew I didn't have to rely on anyone to support me. My family struggled a bit in my childhood financially, and it was always my goal to make sure my parents would be taken care of and now, that I can pay for Julia and I to live in NYC, have some nice vacations, see the world, sometimes in the Ritz Carlton, and sometimes, we can look at the stars in a tent. Currently my goal is to grow our brand of MY STORY and bring new life into our growing business and take Timeless Fine Jewlry to the next level.
Words you live by/quotes you love: always go barefoot in the sand, nothing better going to bed naked with the feeling of sun kissed skin and drink rose, and for baby julia ice-cream :-)
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: Enjoy every moment of Julia. the days go slow and they years fly by. and its true!